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Re: Why is libapache2-mod-auth-mysql not in Jessie?

Sven Hartge <sven@svenhartge.de> wrote:
> Patrick Wiseman <pwiseman@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 15 May 2015, Patrick Wiseman wrote:

>>>> I just upgraded a server from Wheezy to Jessie, only to find that my
>>>> authentication is broken because libapache2-mod-auth-mysql is not
>>>> available in Jessie (it's in Squeeze, Wheezy and Sid). I tried to
>>>> install the package from Sid, but dpkg complains that apache2.2-common
>>>> is not installed, which is indeed the case, as it's no longer a part
>>>> of the apache2 package apparently.
>>>> Any thoughts on a fix?
>>> See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=666826 for the
>>> whole saga; basically, this means that someone needs to actually step in
>>> and fix this module so that it can build with apache2.4 (and probably
>>> help maintain it too.)

>> So is that as totally irresponsible as it seems to me? I cannot be the
>> only person using mysql authentication. As it happens, my institution
>> is about to make me move to something else (ldap or openid) and so
>> I'll do that by the time my students need access next Fall. But, if I
>> may, really??

> It seems this module is dead upstream, given that the same version was
> already included in Squeeze and only NMU'd to get into Wheezy.

To be precise: the same (upstream) version was already included in
Sarge, released 10 years ago.

But since there is a generic solution available, one that is even
included in apache2 proper, there is no need to yearn for a continuiton
of development of mod-auth-mysql.

On might even be so inclined to file a bug for complete removal from Debian.


Sigmentation fault. Core dumped.

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